2015 MLB Draft Preview – Chicago White Sox

The past couple of years have been extremely hard for baseball fans in Chicago, with the mediocrity of both the Cubs and White Sox. As the Cubs begin their ascent to the top of the National League once again, their neighbours on the South Side are playing catch up. After promoting Carlos Rodon in April having selected him with the 3rd overall pick in 2014, the White Sox again...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: White Sox Prospect, Courtney Hawkins, Hits Moving Train

It was one hell of a weekend for the Chicago White Sox Double-A affiliate, the Birmingham Barons, who had top prospect Tim Anderson hit for the cycle and then Courtney Hawkins hit a moving train with a home run. Wait, what? No, you didn’t read that wrong, Hawkins hit an actual moving train during the Barons’ game against the Montgomery Biscuits on Sunday. The Biscuits play their...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox prospect home run moving train birmingham barons

Watch: White Sox prospect's home run hits moving train White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins might have hit the farthest-traveling home run ever. Hawkins went yard for the fifth time this season in Double-A Birmingham's 10-4 win over Montgomery on Sunday, but it wasn't just any ordinary home run. Hawkins' bomb traveled well over the 380-foot wall in left-center, landing on an moving...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Prospect Hits Moving Train With Mammoth Home Run (Video)

Chicago White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins can brag about this one for a while. The Sox’s No. 9 prospect hit a home run Sunday afternoon that could very well be in a different state right now. Hawkins launched his fifth blast of the season during Double-A Birmingham’s 10-4 win over Montgomery that was probably more impressive than any home run he’ll ever hit in his career...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox prospect homers onto moving train

That headline sounds like something out of a comedy skit, but it actually happened on Sunday in Montgomery. White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins of the Birmingham Barons hit a homer off of Rays prospect Matt Lollis of the Montgomery Biscuits…and the homer hit a moving train beyond the left field wall at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium. Who knows where the ball actually landed? Maybe...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox prospect homers onto moving train

That headline sounds like something out of a comedy skit, but it actually happened on Sunday in Montgomery. White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins of the Birmingham Barons hit a homer off of Rays prospect Matt Lollis of the Montgomery Biscuits…and the homer hit a moving train beyond the left field wall at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium. Who knows where the ball actually landed? Maybe...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A Quick Conference Call With Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell

Recently, your White Sox were kind enough to set up a conference call between us bloggers, Rick Hahn, and Buddy Bell. Below are some quotes and notes from the call, which I’m sure all of you die-hards will find plenty interesting … General Manager, Rick Hahn Q: Take us through the process of how you revamped the farm system and made it a priority. A: The end-all be-all is winning...
Via Grab Some Bench
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox spoil Gordon's return to Royals, 6-4

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Courtney Hawkins hit a pair of two-run homers, the second a walk-off to lift the Chicago White Sox over Kansas City Royals 6-4 Saturday. Hawkins, an outfielder who was Chicago's first-round pick in 2012, homered in the seventh off Franklin Morales to tie the game at 4-4. In the ninth, with a man on and one out, Hawkins connected off Royals lefty Brandon Finnegan...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Courtney Hawkins: Are 2014′s Improvements Enough?

About 16 months ago, I wrote this 3,000-word-plus diatribe about Courtney Hawkins, attempting to make sense of how a 2012 mid-first-round pick could collapse from a .284/.324/.480 line in his post-draft 2012 season (complete with reaching High-A at age 18) to an abysmal .178/.249/.384 mark in 2013 (complete with ghastly 37.6% strikeout rate). For some, […]
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats in First Place and Eyeing Playoff Run

It is remarkable how playing winning baseball becomes addictive. In Zebulon, Carolina Mudcat players, along with fans, are getting hooked. Entering Wednesday’s action, the Mudcats are in first place in the Carolina League Southern Division and also sport the league’s best second half record with slightly more than a third of the games having been played. Carolina has not made...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox First Round Draft Picks

Posted to Chicago White SoxThe Chicago White Sox have the third pick in tonight’s 2014 First-Year Player Draft. It’s no secret that they’re going to take a pitcher but here’s a look at how the past first rounders taken by Chicago.   SEASON PLAYER POS SCHOOL/HOMETOWN PICK 2013 Tim Anderson SS East Central Community College 17 2012 Courtney Hawkins OF Carroll High School,...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Promote Prospect Tyler Danish to High A Winston-Salem

The White Sox announced today that they have promoted one of their top 10 prospects, Tyler Danish, from the Low A Kannapolis Intimidators to the High A Winston-Salem Dash.  This is the second promotion in as many days of top prospects for the White Sox, who yesterday promoted second baseman Micah Johnson to AAA Charlotte.  No corresponding moves have been announced yet for the...
Via Grab Some Bench
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014 by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Clint Frazier, Courtney Hawkins, Gabriel Guerrero, and others.
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top White Sox Prospects Off To Encouraging Starts

Unlike last year, the White Sox have plenty of prospects off to very good starts through in the season’s early goings … including many big names. Here’s a look at what these starts mean for the individual and the organization … Micah Johnson, Birmingham Barons Ranking #5 on GSB!’s top-20 prospects, Johnson is off to a blazing start with AA Birmingham. The 20-year-old...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects

The Chicago White Sox have a solid farm system. Abreu has excellent power, but may not generate enough additional value to justify his huge contract. Johnson, Davidson, Anderson, and Semien should become quality Major League players. Hawkins has tons of potential, but his stats over the last few years make it difficult to determine his value. The rest of the players on this list...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm Report: Top Prospects Off To Encouraging Starts

Now that we are a few weeks into the minor league season, let’s see how each team is doing and what players are off to hot starts and who are not.  We came up with our Chicago White Sox top 20 prospects a while back (Part 1, Part 2) and we will check in on how some of them are doing down on the farm. Charlotte Knights The Knights are off to a 6-11 start and the offense has been...
Via Grab Some Bench
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus

Scouts` takes on Bryce Harper, Justin Upton, Courtney Hawkins, and other interesting players.
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Winston-Salem Dash 2014 Preview

The Chicago White Sox have set the 25 man roster for their High-A affiliate Winston-Salem Dash and the season is underway.  Managing the team again in 2014 will be Tommy Thompson. Let’s start with the pitching staff which has 13 pitchers and some very interesting names.  Twenty year-old Jefferson Olacio got an aggressive promotion this season as most thought he would be in Kannapolis...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 04.03.14

Baseball is back and the Royals affiliates had 4 scheduled games today, mother nature had other ideas and rained out 3 of the games. Only Wilmington completed a game. Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Hunter Dozier 2-4 R 2B 2 RBI    Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5.2 IP 1 H 0 ER 2 BB 3 K [caption id="attachment_17639" align="aligncenter" width...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Courtney Hawkins' Crucial 2014

With the thirteenth pick in the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft, the White Sox took high school outfielder Courtney Hawkins out of Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Hawkins signed quickly and was assigned to Bristol of the APPY League where he hit .272/.314/.401 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 159 plate appearances.  He was then promoted to A-ball (Kannapolis...
Via Grab Some Bench
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitchers the Most Likely Target with No.3 Pick

Not too long ago we took our first look into the White Sox' no.3 overall pick in the upcoming 2014 MLB Amateur Draft. Now, it's become a talking point for White Sox GM Rick Hahn. Jeff Hoffman hurling during freshman season at ECU. Credit: ECU Media Relations At Sox Fest, Hahn made it pretty clear that the White Sox are mainly targeting a pitcher with their top pick...
Via Grab Some Bench
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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